Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro Says He Wants U.S. Visa for NYC Salsa Festival

Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro said during a radio broadcast on Thursday that he was applying for a U.S. visa to attend a salsa music festival in New York City next month, omitting that the U.S. government has not only sanctioned him but is offering up to $15 million for information leading to his arrest on […]

An honorary Palme d’Or for Tom Cruise at the Cannes Film Festival

The American actor received an honorary Palme d’Or before the screening of “Top Gun: Maverick” on Wednesday 18 May.

Back to Normal? Cannes Film Festival Prepares to Party

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.

Chiapas Christians Face Fines for Not Participating in Catholic Festival

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Christian families in Chiapas, Mexico are being forced to participate in an upcoming syncretic Roman Catholic festival or face illegal fines for the fourth consecutive year. The sixteen families, comprising 32 adults, attend the Alpha and Omega Presbyterian Church in Nueva las Tacitas, Ocosingo Municipality, Chiapas State and…

India: Widows celebrate Hindu spring festival of colours

Around 100 widows are marking Holi – the Hindu festival of colours in spring – at the Gopinath temple in the northern Indian town of Vrindavan. Source

Iranian movies line up for Kerala festival

Iranian movies line up for Kerala festival – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A lineup of seven Iranian movies will be screened at the 26th International Film Festival of Kerala, India.  All the films will be showcased in the World Cinema category of the festival, which will take place from March 18 to 25 in Thiruvananthapuram. “Ballad […]

Iran’s “Absence”, “Two Dogs” honored at Bengaluru Intl. Film Festival  

Iran’s “Absence”, “Two Dogs” honored at Bengaluru Intl. Film Festival   – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The 13th Bengaluru International Film Festival awarded the Iranian films “Absence” and “Two Dogs” during its closing ceremony held in the Indian city of Bengaluru last Thursday. Directed by Ali Mosaffa, “Absence” won a runner-up film prize in the Asian […]

Antipodes Greek Culture Festival in Melbourne Postponed

The Lonsdale Street Greek Music Festival has been postponed. Credit: Greek Centre For the second year in a row, the Antipodes Festival/Lonsdale St Greek Festival has been postponed due to the pandemic. The Festival was scheduled for 5 and 6 March. Traditionally taking place in the historic Lonsdale St Greek Precinct it is Melbourne’s largest […]

Major Performers Dump Sydney Festival Over Israeli Sponsorship

Above Photo: Sydney’s famous Opera House on New Year’s Eve. Jaimi Joy / Reuters. At least 30 major artists, performers and organizations have pulled out of the Sydney Festival in Australia over a $20,000 sponsorship deal with the Israeli embassy. Comedian Tom Ballard stated that “I love the Festival and I love telling jokes, but standing up for human […]

“The Morning Son”, biopic about Imam Khomeini, to open Ammar film festival  

“The Morning Son”, biopic about Imam Khomeini, to open Ammar film festival   – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The 12th edition of the Ammar Popular Film Festival will open on Saturday by screening “The Morning Son”, Behruz Afkhami’s biopic about Imam Khomeini.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the previous edition was organized online, but this year’s […]

Mesopotamian Kings Were Slapped in the Face in the Ancient Akitu Festival

The Akitu festival was one of the oldest Mesopotamian festivals, dating back to the middle of the third millennium BC.  It was during this twelve-day ceremonial event, which began at the first New Moon after the Spring Equinox in March/April, that a unique tradition took place in order to humble the king and remind him […]

LA Greek Film Festival Calls for Entries; Announces 2022 Dates

Orpheus Awards Hosts Christos Vasilopoulos and Chryssa Loucas at the LAGFF. Credit: LAGFF The 2022 LA Greek Film Festival is officially accepting submissions for 2022. The LAGFF announced on Tuesday that the upcoming festival will be held from May 9 to May 15, 2022. The festival’s organizers also described this coming year’s hybrid event format, […]

Iranian celebrations, music festival one step closer to UNESCO register 

Iranian celebrations, music festival one step closer to UNESCO register  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian celebrations and festivities of Yalda, Chaharshanbeh-Suri, Mehregan, and Sadeh as well Regional Music Festival of the country are closer to being inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage list, ISNA reported on Wednesday.  The reason behind this is their recent registration on […]

Fars province to host daffodils festival

Fars province to host daffodils festival – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A flower festival dedicated to the daffodils is planned to be held in Khafr county, southern Fars province, on December 8, the provincial tourism chief has announced.  The festival, which will run for four days, aims at promoting travel attractions and tourism potentials, Hadi Shahdoust […]

Opet Festival Extravaganza Marks Reopening of Avenue of Sphinxes

Egypt hosted the re-enactment of the ancient Egyptian Opet festival last night. The grand ceremony was held to mark the reopening of the 1.7-mile-long (2.7 km) road which links the Temples of Karnak in the north and Luxor in the south, once called the Path of God. Paved in sandstone blocks, the 3,400-year-old road is […]

“The Recess”, “Sky Sun, Tile Sun” to compete in Utopia Film Festival

“The Recess”, “Sky Sun, Tile Sun” to compete in Utopia Film Festival – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian shorts “The Recess” and “Sky Sun, Tile Sun” will be competing in the Utopia Film Festival, which will open on Friday in Greenbelt, Maryland. “The Recess” tells the story of Sahar, a 17-year-old student who is determined to […]

“Driving Lesson” tops at La.Meko Intl. Short Film Festival

“Driving Lesson” tops at La.Meko Intl. Short Film Festival – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian drama “Driving Lesson” has won the main prize of the La.Meko International Short Film Festival in Germany. Directed by Marzieh Riahi, the film tells the story of Bahareh, a young woman who, according to Iranian law, must have a man from […]

Evil Symbolism at Astroworld Festival Where People Died From Cardiac Arrest

The crowd did not die from being trampled. People fell down because they suffered cardiac arrest. Concertgoers were required to be fully vaxxed or have a negative test. Was there something at the concert (like a 5G weapon) that triggered these vaxxed people to collapse? Regardless, the festival looked absolutely evil. Share now! Source

Syrians hold horse race festival in war-torn Raqa

Syrians hold a horse race festival in the northern Syrian city of Raqa, former capital of the Islamic State (IS) group. “This venue has been closed for ten years,” says member of the festival committee Majed al-Saleh, “Everyone took part in the festival and enjoyed it”, he adds. Source

Lights festival in Madrid celebrates UNESCO recognition

Spain’s capital Madrid was lit up for LuzMadrid, part of the International Festival of Light. The city’s most famous sites were transformed by light-related art installations. It celebrates UNESCO’s decision to declare the city’s 16th-century El Retiro Park a World Heritage Site and features more than twenty innovative works by national and international artists. Source

Ajyal Film Festival to screen movies from Iran

Ajyal Film Festival to screen movies from Iran – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A lineup of six movies from Iranian filmmakers will be screened at the Ajyal Film Festival in Qatar. A highlight of the lineup is Asghar Farhadi’s “A Hero”, Iran’s submission to the 2022 Academy Awards.  The film is about Rahim, who finds himself […]

“The Wasteland” director Ahmad Bahrami on Carthage festival jury

“The Wasteland” director Ahmad Bahrami on Carthage festival jury – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Ahmad Bahrami, the director of the acclaimed Iranian drama “The Wasteland”, has been selected as a member of the jury of the Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia. Winners of the narrative feature and short films will be selected by the jury, which […]

The Phaistos Disc: Spiral Secrets Suggest It’s a Festival Calendar

In 1908, Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier was working in southern Crete at an ancient Minoan palace located in the town of Phaistos. Digging amid the ruins he found a clay circular tablet that has eponymously become known as the Phaistos Disc. Dating to the Bronze Age, circa 1800-1600 BC, the Phaistos Disc contains an enigmatic […]

French actor Marion Cotillard wins award at Spain’s top film festival

French actor Marion Cotillard has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at Spain’s most important film festival. Spanish film favourite Penelope Cruz gave a tearful Cottilard a hug after the win was announced on Friday night in San Sebastian. After receiving her Donostia award, the star of La Vie en Rose spoke of the […]

Some thoughts on the Ganesh festival and related matters

The Ganesh festival is celebrated country-wide with prayers and rituals, greetings are exchanged, and various food delicacies are prepared. When we relish the delicacies, it is appropriate to remember that every one of those preparations is based upon farm produce, be it grains, vegetables, fruits, or the banana leaves on which the feast is served. […]

Fresco festival honors Iran’s “Kids” for promoting family values 

Fresco festival honors Iran’s “Kids” for promoting family values  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian short drama “The Kids” has won an award for promoting family values at the 8th Fresco International Film Festival in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. Directed by Amir Daryani, the film tells the story of Sina and Mobina, a brother and […]

Belgrade ethnological film festival picks docs from Iran 

Belgrade ethnological film festival picks docs from Iran  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The Iranian documentary films “The Snow Calls”, “And the Sky Was Created” and “Balora” will be competing in the 30th International Festival of Ethnological Film in Belgrade. The festival will take place at the Ethnographic Museum in the Serbian capital of Belgrade from […]

Split Film Festival to screen “The Badger”, “Minus Me” 

Split Film Festival to screen “The Badger”, “Minus Me”  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian movies “The Badger” and “Minus Me” will be screening at the Split Film Festival, which will take place in Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, from September 15 to 21. The acclaimed drama “The Badger” directed by Kazem Mollai will be showcased in […]

Kandhamal Day – Film Festival on Justice, Peace and Harmony

Human beings have suppressed, oppressed, mutilated, humiliated and neglected their own fellow human beings due to many reasons throughout history. There are economic, cultural, social and political reason for such human rights violations. One of the reasons for such human rights violations in India is on the basis of identity. People have been killed, abused, […]

Berlin arts festival explores the utopia of a Middle East Union

The Middle East Union festival is a literary festival that includes musical and queer performances, readings, live panels, and online discussions. The four-day event will be held in Berlin from August 12 to 15. Most sessions are virtual and are free to the public.  The full program is on our site. Middle East Union? Utopia […]

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